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#1 Renigade

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

Can any one recommend virus software for my new Samsung Galaxy Note 2? 

and is there a difference on the phone between paid software and free? Having jusy come from iPhone i have no clue and most of the google searches seem to think free and AVG are ok..

 

I am leery of any thing thats "FREE"



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

This link is a little dated, but it still fairly relevant. I use lookout, it has some pretty useful features, even in the free version.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

This link is a little dated, but it still fairly relevant. I use lookout, it has some pretty useful features, even in the free version.

whats the difference between free and Paid?



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

https://www.lookout.com/premium scroll down to see a feature list.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:18 PM

Are you leaving the stock Android OS? If so, don't bother unless you're in the habit of installing unsigned apps from random websites.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

Stop viewing porn on that big screen!


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

thanks F13Bubba

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

Stop viewing porn on that big screen!

LOL I dont need porn I have the real thing. This is for my business I'm more worried about keyloggers. I am going to keep everything backed up, besides even with safe browsing habits that will not protect me from embedded ads. If one of my regular sites gets hacked.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

Nothing beats avast anti virus for android, especially if you're a root user.

Others to look at are bit defender, Norton, Zoner and lookout but of the all avast takes the cake.

It can survive factory reset and has all sorts of anti theft commands that can be accesses from web or sms. A built in network meter allows you to moniter data use on WiFi and cellular. You can also control application permissions so they no longer get to view contacts or cell number etc.

There is only one thing it doesn't do, something Norton doesn't do either and that is scan an app before install it only scans once installed. also its 100% free no pay to unlock features.

If your phone isn't rooted its recommended because you'll be able to get a PC like firewall with avast as well as all the other rooted features which make it such a powerful and invaluable app.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Oh and with embedded ads there is yet another benefit to a rooted phone you can install ad blockers that block in app ads and browser ads.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

you dont need Anti-virus if you use real apps from the Play store and you dont do questionable stuff with your phone


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

Nothing beats avast anti virus for android, especially if you're a root user.

Others to look at are bit defender, Norton, Zoner and lookout but of the all avast takes the cake.

It can survive factory reset and has all sorts of anti theft commands that can be accesses from web or sms. A built in network meter allows you to moniter data use on WiFi and cellular. You can also control application permissions so they no longer get to view contacts or cell number etc.

There is only one thing it doesn't do, something Norton doesn't do either and that is scan an app before install it only scans once installed. also its 100% free no pay to unlock features.

If your phone isn't rooted its recommended because you'll be able to get a PC like firewall with avast as well as all the other rooted features which make it such a powerful and invaluable app.

 

+1 for avast.

 

However, if you don't just download retarded crap left and right and view porn constantly, you won't get a virus. I only have avast on my phone for the "locate my phone" feature it has in case it gets stolen. You really can't get a virus on an android unless you're an idiot. :P 


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